We understand private events will look very different now and for the foreseeable future. Taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus is the responsible thing to do and will continue to be on the minds of hosts and guests well into 2021 and beyond.
Lakeside Productions offers these tips to plan an event that’s safe AND fun:
Depending on where you live the number of people allowed to attend a gathering will vary. We suggest starting small and focusing on the family you’ve only been able to see on zoom over the past year and a few friends in your inner circle that you’ve been wanting to reconnect with. Anyone who has already gotten the vaccine is a plus!
With the warmer weather upon us this makes lot of sense. If you’re having an event at your house or even at a venue go for the outdoor option if you can. It’s easier to keep your distance and nature can provide a beautiful setting for the festivities as well. Just remember you may need shade or a tent depending on location and the forecast to keep your guests comfortable.
Require and provide facemasks, provide sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. You can have disposable masks for anyone who needs them, or you can take it a step further by customizing face masks to commemorate the event. Also, go for the oversized hand sanitizers and station them throughout the venue along with disinfectant wipes.
Creating a schedule for the event and offering people who can’t be there in person to join for a part of the festivities could be a nice idea. Joining on zoom for 20 minutes while you’re singing happy birthday, opening presents, or the cutting of the cake can be a good way for your loved ones to still feel connected to you and the occasion without being there physically.
Serve plated meals, individualized desserts (cookies or cupcakes), juice boxes, can sodas, etc. This will make your guests feel more comfortable and limits the risk of spreading germs.
Our entire team is following all of the safety protocols, providing great flexibility, and offering many tools and advice on celebrating safely.
For more information on socially distant events, our availability, the precautions we are taking, and how we can celebrate safely together please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lakesideproductions.com.
Written by: Dan Pearson
Lakeside Productions, LLC